AppsAnywhere

Connect to AppsAnywhere

Connect from a MiWorkspace Computer

Windows

You can find the 'Configure AppsAnywhere' script in the MiWorkspace Icon on the right side of the taskbar. Once the script runs, the apps will show up in your Start Menu.

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  1. From your desktop, navigate to:
    • Windows 7: Start > Remoteapp and Desktop Connections
    • Windows 10: Start > AppsAnywhere
  2. Click on the application you wish to run.
  3. When you launch the first application in AppsAnywhere, the Setup Your Storage dialog box opens. Click Setup to configure Kumo, which allows you to access your cloud storage files (UM Box and UM Google files) in AppsAnywhere sessions.
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  5. Sign in to Kumo with your unigname and UMICH password.
  6. Authorize each cloud service by clicking the dropdown to open the cloud service details and then clicking Authorize.
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Please Note:

  • It may take up to a minute for your AppsAnywhere application to fully load.
  • Your Departmental ad Home Drives will be mapped and available within AppsAnywhere.
  • Kumo:
    • Kumo is currently hosted on the University of Michigan Engineering site.
    • It may take up to 30 second for files uploaded or downloaded from another source to be reflected in the AppsAnywhere session you are using.
    • Individual files sizes are limited to 500 MB.

Note For more information on Kumo, see Configure your Storage Preferences.

Mac

  1. From the Managed Software Center application, install the AppsAnywhere app. After it is installed, launch 'Configure AppsAnywhere' from your Applications folder and enter your user name and password. Click Refresh.
  2. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop and expand the “Remote Resources” menu.
  3. Click on the application you wish to run.
  4. When you launch the first application in AppsAnywhere, the Setup Your Storage dialog box opens. Click Setup to configure Kumo, which allows you to access your cloud storage files (UM Box and UM Google files) in AppsAnywhere sessions.
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  6. Sign in to Kumo with your unigname and UMICH password.
  7. Authorize each cloud service by clicking the dropdown to open the cloud service details and then clicking Authorize
  8. category menu

Please Note:

  • It may take up to a minute for your AppsAnywhere application to fully load.
  • Your Departmental ad Home Drives will be mapped and available within AppsAnywhere.
  • Kumo:
    • Kumo is currently hosted on the University of Michigan Engineering site.
    • It may take up to 30 second for files uploaded or downloaded from another source to be reflected in the AppsAnywhere session you are using.
    • Individual files sizes are limited to 500 MB.

Note For more information on Kumo, see Configure your Storage Preferences.

Managing Files in AppsAnyWhere

As referred to above, the first time you access an application using AppsAnywhere, you will be prompted to configure a service called Kumo. Kumo accesses files stored on Google Drive and Box when using AppsAnywhere. Once Kumo is configured, you will see these files in your open and save as dialog boxes within AppsAnywhere applications.

In addition to your files stored in the cloud, you will be able to save to your department drive. each department has different mappings of their network drives which will appear. If you are unsure where to open or save files from your particular mapping, please contact the ITS Service Center.

Finally, files that are saved on your computer are not available in your AppsAnywhere session. Be sure to configure Kumo if you need your files while using AppsAnywhere.

Connect from a Personally-owned Computer

Windows

  1. From your Start menu, navigate to your control panel and click RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.
  2. From the left menu, select “Set up a new connection with RemoteApp and Desktop Connections.”
  3. Enter your UMICH email address. Click Next until you are prompted for your password.
  4. In the user name field enter your full email address. For example: jmruk@umich.edu
  5. Click Finish.
  6. Navigate to:
    • Windows 7: Start> All Programs> Remoteapp and Desktop Connections
    • Windows 10: Start> AppsAnywhere
  7. Click on the application you wish to run.
  8. When you launch the first application in AppsAnywhere, the Setup Your Storage dialog box opens. Click Setup to configure Kumo, which allows you to access your cloud storage files (UM Box and UM Google files) in AppsAnywhere sessions.
  9. category menu
  10. Sign in to Kumo with your unigname and UMICH password.
  11. Authorize each cloud service by clicking the dropdown to open the cloud service details and then clicking Authorize
  12. category menu

Please Note:

  • It may take up to a minute for your AppsAnywhere application to fully load.
  • Your Departmental ad Home Drives will be mapped and available within AppsAnywhere.
  • Kumo:
    • Kumo is currently hosted on the University of Michigan Engineering site.
    • It may take up to 30 second for files uploaded or downloaded from another source to be reflected in the AppsAnywhere session you are using.
    • Individual files sizes are limited to 500 MB.

Note For more information on Kumo, see Configure your Storage Preferences.

Mac

  1. Install the Microsoft Remote Desktop app from the App Store.
  2. Click on the Remote Resources menu option near the top of the app.
  3. Copy and paste this text into the URL: https://rdweb.appsanywhere.it.umich.edu/RDWeb/Feed/webfeed.aspx.
  4. Enter your Uniqname in the username field.
  5. Click on the application you wish to run in the "Remote Resources" drop-down menu near the bottom of the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
  6. When you launch the first application in AppsAnywhere, the Setup Your Storage dialog box opens. Click Setup to configure Kumo, which allows you to access your cloud storage files (UM Box and UM Google files) in AppsAnywhere sessions.
  7. category menu
  8. Sign in to Kumo with your unigname and UMICH password.
  9. Authorize each cloud service by clicking the dropdown to open the cloud service details and then clicking Authorize
  10. category menu

Please Note:

  • It may take up to a minute for your AppsAnywhere application to fully load.
  • Your Departmental ad Home Drives will be mapped and available within AppsAnywhere.
  • Kumo:
    • Kumo is currently hosted on the University of Michigan Engineering site.
    • It may take up to 30 second for files uploaded or downloaded from another source to be reflected in the AppsAnywhere session you are using.
    • Individual files sizes are limited to 500 MB.

Note For more information on Kumo, see Configure your Storage Preferences.

Printing Files from an AppsAnywhere Application

  1. Open the desired application and select the document you wish to print.
  2. If you have a printer installed onto your computer, you may print just as you normally would.

If you do not have a printer installed, choose Follow Me printing by going to File > Print and selecting the m-follow-me print option. Follow Me allows you to release your document from MiWorkspace multi-function printers on campus by swiping your Mcard or entering your uniqname and UMICH password on the keypad.

Last Updated: 
Monday, March 27, 2017